I have been photographing and interviewing older girls for my book project Generation Pink. I had previously been concentrating on photographing young girls, as the popularity of the colour pink seems to peek at around 4-5 years old. I wanted to hear what older girls think about pink and also how and why the popularity for the colour diminishes as girls get older.
Pink is undoubtably seen as a girly colour, but as girls get older they see it as infantile. Many girls who’s favourite colour was pink then choose purple. I have seen a lot of girls mixing hot pink with black as they get a bit older and the shades of pink move away from ‘baby’ pink to fushia. Then in comes black. Perhaps it is when girls can fit into adult size clothes that black starts to feature prominently.
Thanks to Beth, a talented ballet dancer (top).
Thanks to Ella, who is into sewing her own clothes and loves ‘The Hunger Games’. (middle).
Thanks to Rosie, a great netball player (bottom).
Not just pretty faces..